New Ergonomics Book Targets Gun Safety
Gun control could be the most loaded issue in America. Despite staggering statistics for gunshot deaths and injuries, powerful lobbying blocks almost all safety measures designed to improve the statistics. Three authors are on a mission to change the grim picture with a book that draws human factors and ergonomics into the debate. They hope to alter attitudes and practices. A measure of their success will be any sign that gun control opponents are thinking twice about blasting away at safety proposals.
The authors are Hal W. Hendrick, Ph.D., CPE, DABFE — Emeritus Professor of Human Factors and Ergonomics, University of Southern California, and principal of Hendrick and Associates; Paul Paradis, criminalist and firearms expert for the State of Colorado Public Defenders Office; and Richard J. Hornick, Ph.D., CPE, DABFE, and president of Hornick and Associates. They wrote “Human Factors Issues in Handgun Safety and Forensics” with the aim of preventing
This article originally appeared in The Ergonomics Report™ on 2007-01-10.